Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

$28.99
Item No. 115839
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Brancott Estate Letter Series 'B' is a single vineyard wine that displays fresh grapfruit and peach notes, with all fruit being harvested from Brancott Vineyard, home of Marlborough's first Sauvignon Blanc plantings.

The southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley is cooler and drier than the northern side. The soils are much older and more structural with higher clay and nutrient content than those on the northern side of the valley. Brancott Vineyard is typical of this soil type and gives rise to Sauvignon Blanc wines that are flavoursome, textural and have a vibrant, greener edge.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh grass and green tea notes are impressively woven with flavors of Meyer lemon, melon and grapefruit, which are joined by a bracing acidity and plenty of gusto on the finish. Drink now."
88 Points

Learn About Brancott Map ItMap It

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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